The Security Agencies Failed to Protect Lives, Properties – Zulum Tells Army

The Security Agencies Failed to Protect Lives, Properties – Zulum Tells Army
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Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri.

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umar Zulum, has said that the Nigerian security personnel has failed to protect lives and property of commuters of Borno state, from series of attacks by suspected members of Boko Haram insurgents.

Zulum who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after addressing residents of Jakana in Jakana on Monday said that, “look at the number of vehicles burnt, the Nigerian Army personnel are busy collecting money from motorists at the entrance of Maiduguri gate and they cannot protect them .

He added that, “If the Nigerian Army cannot protect commuters in just a distance of 20 kilometers between Auno and Jakana. . I see no way they can defeat Boko Haram insurgents.”.

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According to him,”this morning i left Maiduguri to Jakana with you (journalists) I have not seen a single soldier, police including our Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on the road between Auno and Jakana a distance of just 20 kilometers,, it is surprising, if they fail to do that, how can they defeat Boko Haram?”, Zulum queried

Hs urged the residents of Jakana to stand up and defend their communities by reporting suspicious movements and objects to the security agencies.

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He therefore said Nigerian Army has failed in discharging their duties of protecting the commuters along Maiduguri Damaturu road, more especially Auno Jakana road where in the last 2 year’s several attacks took place We are going back to Maiduguri now, ” I am going summon security meeting with the Army and police, as well as other security agencies to review the security architecture”, he added.

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Aljazirah Nigeria gathered that the governor who was at the scene of the last Friday attack, where 10 people were killed, while over 35 other passenger’s were abducted in Kuturu village along Maiduguri Damaturu road, assured resident and motorists that government is going take measures to stop the carnage on the road.


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